Wild Shootout In Brooklyn Leaves Four Cops Injured

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police got into a wild shootout in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn starting late Saturday night into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Police commissioner Ray Kelly says the chaotic scene began outside of 3301 Nostrand Avenue after Nakwon Foxworth , a 33-year-old tenant, got into some kind of dispute with a moving company.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

Foxworth barricaded himself, his girlfriend and their four-month old child inside their apartment for two hours, holding them hostage. It was only after the woman grabbed the child and made a run for it that Emergency Service Unit cops went inside to try to nab Foxworth. He shot at them 12 times, injuring four of the cops. The officers managed to shoot Foxworth back, critically wounding him.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports

“He struck detective Michael Keenan in his left calf, detective Kenneth Ayala in the thigh and foot, police officer Matthew Granahan in his left calf and captain Al Pizzano sustained a graze wound to his face,” Kelly said at a news conference following the shootings.

Kelly says Foxworth had a cache of weapons inside that apartment, including a rifle with a scope and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Foxworth faces a number of charges including menacing, attempted murder, assault on a police officer, and criminal possession of a weapon.

“Until Congress wakes up and finds some courage to stand up to the gun lobby, illegal guns will continue to end up in the hands of dangerous people, like tonight’s shooter who had a small arsenal of illegal guns,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at the news conference. “And if that means we have to start calling Senators and members of Congress in the middle of the night when we get these shooting calls, maybe we should just start doing that.”

Bloomberg said he’s going to continue his fight to get Congress to act.

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  1. Jean says:

    I have no problem with deer and bear hunters who own and use their weapons in the manner in which they were intended. These are the owners who understand the huge responsiblity and care that goes into owning and handling a deadly weapon. Even they don’t own a rifles with scopes. However, diehard gun advocates refuse to acknowledge that the assault weapons, the Uzis, the Mach 10s and the dizzying array of other assault weapons still out there are only used for one thing: hunting people

    1. The Facts says:

      Fully automatic “assault” weapons are generally restricted to mulitary and police use. The weapons you mentioned are in the civilian market semi–automatic versions of their military counterparts. Mechanically, they function just like most hunting rifles. Please do not be fooled by the misinformation and political propaganda put out there by the “gun control” crowd.

      1. Brad says:

        Fully automatic weapons are restricted but if you think that the bad guys don’t have them too you sir are a fool. The only differences between fully auto and semi-auto is a simple catch pin that can be easily removed. A simple Google search can show you how to do it 50 ways to 50 different guns. As for propaganda, its no worse that what the gun cfompanies put out there. Here’s some propaganda for you, 2010 there were 31,000+ gun deaths in the US. For the same year there were 41 in the UK where guns are illegal. In fact if you want to find another country with the same rate you have to go into a war zone or third world country with little government.

        1. Jimmy says:

          First to Jean…”I have no problem with deer and bear hunters…Even they don’t own a rifles with scopes”. Are you serious? Most hunting rifles are equipped with scopes. Stop believing everything you see in movies. Scopes do not make a rifle any more deadly and sound suppressors don’t reduce a shot to the noise level of the air passing through your ears.

          Now brad…”The only differences between fully auto and semi-auto is a simple catch pin that can be easily removed. A simple Google search can show you how to do it 50 ways to 50 different guns”. Sorry bud, but I work as an armorer for my department(large urban county) including the swat team, as well as past employment as an armorer for Uncle Sam. I have intimate knowledge of the inner working of both semi and full auto weapons from AR15s to M2 .50 caliber machine guns. There aint no catchpin that just pops out to convert them. All semi auto firearm designs sold in the U.S. are required to be tested by B.A.T.F.(alcohol/tabacco/firearms) to be incapable of being converted to full auto with less than 12 hours of machine work. Anyone capable of performing said machine work, could easily build the firearm in question from scratch.

  2. Daniel P. says:

    ALL pople should have guns to protect themselves.

  3. X. Pat says:

    Y’all need “mover control” – perhaps even more than gun control. Starting with revoking their license to rip off paying customers by “sticking you up” at delivery, threatening to drive off with your stuff if you don’t pay. (And hold it to ransom for extortionate “storage fees” ) Your piece-of-paper contract notwithstanding.

    Wonder how many times these cops have told people, “Nothin’ we can do …. It’s a civil matter.”

    “Life in the Big City.”

  4. thor's hammer says:

    Hope the cops recovery quickly from their wounds. The gunman put far too many people in jeopardy including a young child for me to have any sympathy for, and illegal guns just have no place. Doubt he did legitimate hunting with a rifle and scope.

  5. bill says:

    Gee ! I forgot to mention the NRA. Where are they?

    1. The Facts says:

      The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) does not support criminal activity in any form. Your comment is not relevant to this story.

      1. Take guns away says:

        No person besides police or military should have guns.

        1. The Facts says:

          Hitler and Stalin and Mao would agree with you.

        2. gary says:

          i take people on horseback into the backcountry of the pac. northwest. yo will not take my guns without a fight. ever kill a horse that has a broken leg with a rock? stop a charging bear with a stick? i have never been convicted of anything worse than speeding, so why should go in the woods without protection?

        3. BUD says:

          REMEMBER ONE THING: WHEN A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN HAS AN INTRUDER FORCING ENTRY INTO THEIR DWELLING, “SECONDS” WILL COUNT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. UNFORTUNATELY, THE POLICE WILL THEN BE “MINUTES” AWAY, AND BY THEN WILL ONLY SHOW UP TO FILL OUT THE REPORTS ON THE HOMICIDE. NEXT THE HOMEOWNER AND SADLY THE FAMILY COULD VERY POSSIBLY BE ENTERED INTO BODY BAGS BECAUSE WISER MEN LIKE MAYOR BLOOMBERG DID NOT WANT ANYBODY TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM INTRUDERS. WHEN SECONDS COUNT, THE POLICE WILL “ALWAYS” BE MINUTES AWAY.

          1. BUD says:

            A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN THAT TAKES GUN SHOOTING CLASSES AND HAS A LEGAL GUN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, IS NOT A MENACE TO SOCIETY. WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED FROM HONEST CITIZENS, THE BAD GUYS WILL STILL HAVE GUNS AVAILABLE TO THEM THRU THE SAME SOURCES AS DRUGS ARE AVAILABLE. IT SEEMS THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN’T STOP ILLEGAL DRUGS, NOR WILL THEY STOP THE ILLEGAL GUN MARKET. BUT THE LAW ABIDING CITIZEN WILL BE DEFENSELESS.

        4. Daniel P. says:

          So you do not support the Bill Of Rights which GUARANTEES the RIGHT of ALL citizens to be armed, huh ? Furthermore, since this guy apparently obtained these guns illegally, how ould laws making all guns illegal have stopped him ? If guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns. Thank God we have laws against dangerous drugs ! Thank God because of those laws NO criminal has llegal dangerous drugs !

  6. Steve says:

    It’d be nice if Bloomberg actually cared about the cops instead of using this incident for more of his own political grandstanding. Gun control doesn’t work- the bad guys are going to have guns either way. Why do we punish the law abiding citizens with gun control laws???

    1. Blue says:

      Exactly right on all counts, Steve.

    2. Maybe we need to mediate more and shoot less says:

      How do you know it does not work? Where are the stats?

      1. The Facts says:

        This story and many like it proves it does not work. Criminals, by definition, do not obey laws. Passing more will not help. Enforcing those already on the books might.

  7. bill says:

    Here we go AGAIN. If it ain’t out west or central it’s,The wild west of the east.

  8. Anthony says:

    How come we didn’t report on the race of the criminal, and the cops? Isn’t that how we report news now?

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